Merriman Farm

Merriman Farm
8.75 Acres + House and Barn

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine
Summers on Harpswell Sound

Kell, Jon and Chris

Kell, Jon and Chris
The Kids

Perfect Touch

Perfect Touch
Merriman Quilt

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Nan and Bobby at Cook's

Nan and Bobby at Cook's
Christmas - 2011

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring in Maine

Tyler and Julianna on her big day
The buds are starting to sprout on the lilac tree out front. 

It's only February but it's been an extremely mild winter.  Sure glad we didn't go to Florida, no need.

Bobby and I went to our granddaughter's fifth birthday party.  What a little doll.  It was wonderful to see all the family.

We are having a big camping weekend here at the farm in June.  Seems like a good time to tie the knot.  Hope people don't go nuts as we are in our seventies and want to keep it simple.  Is that possible?

We took a drive along the coast of Maine yesterday to deliver a stove we sold on Craigslist.  Sure wish I had taken my camera.  We saw some beautiful little fishing villages and had lunch in a cafe near a dance hall where Bobby danced the night away some sixty years ago.

Saw some old friends while we were in Concord.  Remember when we were in school and we used to sing "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, the other gold."  Good thing to remember.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Andover Pinewood Derby - Worth the trip

Our grandson Tyler did not disappoint. 

We made it just in time to witness the entire race and all the boys did a wonderful job preparing their race cars for the event. 

The Dads raced the sons in the end to add a little spice to the fun.

I saw some old friends and lots of family and Bobby made a big hit as I knew he would.  He really enjoyed seeing the kids and the race as it was his first "Pinewood Derby". 

Son Jon brought the car he made when he was a boy and there were lots of comments about the "flaming hand".  (It did look like a hand)

A pizza party followed and fun with the family.

We sure were tired when we got back to Concord.  I started in preparing six pairs of jeans for hemming.  It's been a long time since I did that much sewing at once, but I got it done the next day around 1:30 PM.

We visited son Chris and Gabby in Manchester, then made a quick trip back to Andover to deliver the pants.  Whew!

We're back in Maine for a few days to recouperate for the next party.  Julianna's birthday will be a joy and we've had a ball shopping and being indulging grandparents.

Had our new "used" truck painted and repaired and just got it back.  It looks great and I'm sure we'll get lots of use out of it.  The Champagnes seem to be always moving something. 

Some things never change.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gator the Chinese Crest

Yesterday was catch up day.  I gave Gator a bath and a haircut.  Sewed him some new scarves out of an old shirt of Bobby's.  He looks spiffy. 

Dukie, the cat, didn't recognize his scent so proceeded to terrorize him for the rest of the day.  So much for Johnsons' baby shampoo. 

Today we're going to Marden's in Lewiston to check out the bargains.  There's a restaurant over there that Bobby wants us to try.  I'm game as long as I don't have to cook. 

My grandson's Pinewood Derby is this weekend, so we'll be there. I remember how much fun my kids had making the little race cars.  I kept them all and they have them on display.

Big football weekend so Bobby will be watching the game although I have no idea where.

Beautiful sunrise over Harpswell Sound.  We are blessed.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Trans Global Amnesia - Yes, it's Real

We are stuck in the house till the ice in the driveway thaws a little.  It's a good day for Yak Tracs on your boots to go out and feed the birds. 

Mr. Cardinal is patiently waiting in the tree outside the window.  The "flying rats" are hogging the bird feeder. 

Today is give the dog a bath day.  Might as well give him a haircut while I'm at it. 

I'm getting a little homesick for New Hampshire so maybe we'll take a trip in a couple of days. 

My son is going to Miami on business this month and I would love to see him before he goes.  He has a new dog - a lab/shephard mix from the shelter.  I wonder how that's working out with the three cats. 

Gator and Dukie the cat tolerate each other but Dukie is definitely "King of the Roost" and gives him a swat every so often just so he doesn't forget.

The poor lady who left her kids in the car and walked twelve miles is being crucified by the press.

I recognized the symptoms right away and I had the same thing a couple of Thanksgivings ago.  It's called Trans Global Amnesia and it's real.  I don't remember anything for about the same amount of time.  I talked to people on the phone and asked them about things that happened six years ago. 

I was just lucky I wasn't alone.  It usually doesn't happen again.  So far so good.

Let's not be so quick to judge. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Snow

 
It's a beautiful morning here in Maine.  Mr. Cardinal is outside the bay window in the kitchen and is now at the bird feeder.  His beautiful red plummage is striking against the grey morning and white snow.  Mrs. Cardinal is never far behind but usually sits in the tree waiting.

My proof reader tells me I ocasionally have a typo for which I apologize.  I think too fast and type faster.  I guess years of medical transcription has a down side.

Today we have a free day.  Horrah!! 

The treadmill purchased from Uncle Henry's classified is working out well.  It's a lot more fun being inside looking out the three big windows at the water and watching the news than trudging through the snow and ice outside.

Bobby is ready to go to the store for his morning coffee meeting with the guys.  Wonder what they'll talk about this morning.  Probably Super Bowl Sunday. 

My grandson's Pinewood Derby is this Saturday.   Maybe we'll jump in the car and make a quick trip to Concord.  My boys always used to participate and I remember it being lots of fun.

February is always a fun month.  Valentine's day and Julianna's birthday spice it up a bit.  We will definitely plan something romantic for the 14th.  I have a new outfit for the occasion. 

The treadmill awaits.